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Close Quarter Dad

Close Quarter Dad

Hosted by: Adam Mitchell

The Close Quarter Dad podcast is a discussion among men about teaching our kids to live safe, confident and resilient lives. Topics are focussed on topics of personal protection, family safety, loss prevention and...

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Training Mindset for Teaching Self Defense, with Avi Nardia

Episode #47

Learn how to shift your mindset to a teacher of Self Defense, when training your children how to protect themselves and remain strong in the face of danger. Avi Nardia (Major, IDF Res.) served as an official...
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Teaching Kids to Know Fear, with Tony Blauer

Episode #46

Coach Tony Blauer has been in the martial art, self-defense, defensive tactics, and combatives industry for over four decades. He is one of the only Combatives experts who has successfully affected training across all...
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Is Omegle safe for kids? You've been warned.

Episode #45

If you're a parent of a 10-16 year old, how would you respond to a grown man has pleasuring himself in front of your son or daughter, and there wasn't a damn thing you could do about it? That's question I could think...
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Human Trafficking, Why You Can't Look the Other Way, with Nic McKinley

Episode #44

This is a mandatory episode for all parents to hear, and to share with other parents. Human trafficking, child sexual trafficking and sexploitation is an American epidemic. It is a situation in every town and city....
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Good Posture Will Change Your Child's Life, with Chris Janke

Episode #43

One of the most critical topics to teach our children in terms of safety, regardless if it's staying safe from people or environmental dangers - is posture. It's also a topic seldom discussed in relationship to...
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The Child Safety Summit, what I learned

Episode #42

In this episode, I share what I personally learned after spending 3 days with 14 of the best authors, trainers and advocates for child safety, at the Child Safety Summit, 2022. While the summit is over, you can still...
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The Difference Between Martial Arts and Self Defense, with Randy King

Episode #41

This episode is for Dads who want to really understand why martial arts are not self defense. Indeed, they support one another, but it's critical that you understand the difference. You will step into a conversation...
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Strong Dads Need Stronger Gear, with Craig Risoli

Episode #40

Bag failures suck. Especially when there's kid's food, diapers and important lunches on long trips. Gear failures create stress, can damage stuff around you, and generally ruin what should otherwise be enjoyable,...
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The day after Uvalde mass shooting, with Adam Mitchell

Episode #39

What are you doing to keep children in schools safe? How are you showing up for your community to protect and be an active player in the protection of children? Or, are you sitting on the sidelines, hoping your tax...
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Should Your My Kid Stop for an Unmarked Police Car?

Episode #38

I found it in a local community Facebook page, a parent sharing an article they'd found about a girl not pulling over for an unmarked police car. They soon found out that the person trying to pull her over was a...
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Creating Clear Expectations With Your Kids, with Ben Winter

Episode #37

One of the many challenges we as parents face is projecting our expectations onto our children, and assuming they are going to know what these expectations mean. It's actually kind of nuts, and in this conversation we...
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How Your Kids Will Manage A Billion Dollars, with Luke Hohmann

Episode #36

In this episode we are joined by my friend Luke Hohmann, who is the founder of an incredible company called FirstRoot, who's technology allows young people to invest real money, in real proposals ... and it has...
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